Half-Model of the "Albany"

Object Number: 
1949.65a
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 85 x 10 in. ( 20.3 x 215.9 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in gold on backboard: "STR. ALBANY"
Description: 
Half-model of hull of steamship mounted on backboard; white stripe painted beneath wide deck platform; backboard has gilded bevelled edge; gilded inscription "STR. ALBANY."
Gallery Label: 
The "Albany" was a Hudson River passenger steamboat built in 1880. Half models were also known as builders' models because they were used as guidelines for the actual construction of ships.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Hudson River Day Line
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group